3D Printing, a disruptive technology…

Photo illus­tra­tion: Andrew B. Myers

 

3D Print­ing seems to be finally hit­ting the main­stream.

Peo­ple are becom­ming aware of this new old tec­nol­ogy, much due to the fact that the avail­abil­ity and open source­ness of it is plung­ing down the cost of model print­ing.

The real­ity of this is falling like a ham­mer in the indus­try that is start­ing to see how dis­rup­tive this tech will be. So much that law suits over copy­right have started to hap­pen as we write.

 

Games Work­shop, the UK-based firm that makes Warham­mer, noticed Valenty’s work and sent Thin­gi­verse a take­down notice, cit­ing the Dig­i­tal Mil­len­nium Copy­right Act. Thin­gi­verse removed the files, and Valenty sud­denly

became an unwill­ing com­bat­ant in the next dig­i­tal war: the fight over copy­ing phys­i­cal objects.

 

Check out the full arti­cle @ WIRED >here<